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Psion Teklogix ikôn Rugged PDA

Fully rugged PDA in a small package
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

In October of 2007, Psion (then called Psion Teklogix) introduced the ikôn. The company proudly called it a rugged PDA, in reference to the original PDA -- Personal Digital Assistant -- market Psion helped pioneering more than 20 years ago with its organizers. For a device this rugged, the ikôn is small and compact (4.2 x 6.3 x 1.8 inches) and rather light (about 16 ounces). The sunlight readable touch screen measures 3.7 inches diagonally and has full 480 x 640 VGA resolution. The ikôn is powered by the 624MHz version of Marvell's PXA270 processor. It uses 128MB of RAM and 128MB of Flash to run either Windows CE 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic or Pro.

On the ruggedness side, the ikôn can operate in a temperature range of 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit; handle multiple 5 foot drops; passes shock, vibration and ESD tests; and carries a IP65 ingress protection rating. That means it is totally sealed against dust and is also protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions.

As far as connectivity goes, the ikôn has integrated GPS, an integrated 2 megapixel camera, USB and serial, and a variety of options so customers can equip the device as required for their application. You can get 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 Class II, and various cellular options (GSM/GPRS/UMTS). You can also get a laser scanner or imager. A variety of docks and mounts are also available:

Psion Teklogix targets the RoHS-compatible ikôn towards field service, healthcare, retail, transportation, warehousing & distribution and related markets.

Specifications Psion ikôn
Added/changed Added 2/2008, updated 04/2013
Form-factor Rugged PDA
CPU Speed Marvell PXA270/624 MHz
OS Windows CE 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0 Classic or Professional
RAM/ROM 128MB/256MB FLASH (microSD)
Card slots Internal dedicated 60-pin expansion connector, 1 x microSDHC
Display type Sunlight-readable TFT
Display size/res 3.7"/480 x 640 pixel VGA
Digitizer/pens Resistive touch/1
Keyboard/keys 47-key QWERTY or 28-key numeric backlit keypad
Navigation directional control, touch, stylus
Housing plastic/metal
Operating Temp 14° to 122°F (-10° to 50°C)
Sealing IP65
Shock Multiple 5-foot drops to concrete
Regulatory CSA, CE, FCC, ETSI, WEEE
Size (WxHxD) 3.2 x 6.3 x 1.8 inches (81 x 160 x 45mm)
Weight 16 oz. (450 grams)
Power 5,000mAH Li-Ion ("full-day productivity")
Interface USB, RS232, audio in/out
Camera 2-megapixel fixed focus camera
Scanner 1D laser OR 1D imager OR 2D imager
Wireless A-GPS, Options: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 Class II, 3G HSDPA, RFID
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